Laptop ban on flights
The U.S. and U.K. banned electronic devices larger than a cellphone on flights originating in 10 Muslimmajority countries this week, after intelligence indicated that ISIS is trying to develop a bomb that could be hidden in a computer. Intelligence officials said the jihadists were perfecting techniques to place explosives in laptop batteries and battery compartments. The U.S. and U.K. also banned passengers from taking iPads, cameras, and portable DVD players on flights from airports in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Morocco, and five other countries. Authorities maintained there was no credible, specific threat of an imminent attack. A bomb hidden inside a laptop last year blew a hole in a flight that left from Mogadishu, Somalia.